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Serving people, Strengthening families & Building communities

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Family Empowerment Center

Contact Us

Cheyanne Tiradeau
Family Advocate
(530) 283-2735 ext. 880
Plumas/Sierra Coordinator

Amanda Smith
Family Advocate
(530) 708-2557
Lassen/Modoc Coordinator

Email
Family Empowerment Center: 
fec@plumasruralservices.org

This service provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents and guardians of children and young adults with ANY disability in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 

How to Get Quality Special Education Services For Your Child:

Individualized Educational Plan meetings can be overwhelming. Plan ahead and please read:

Organization for children and adults that have been diagnosed or suspect they have ADD/ADHD. Chat groups, blogs, resources and webinars.

Improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support.

Collection of organizational resources, and by establishing and monitoring objectives, guidelines, policies, and tools that will promote awareness, education, prevention and safety.

Empowering those who learn and think differently. Providing resources and support.

Gives helpline, resources for special ed, and parents rights.

Early Start Family Resource Center (ESFRC)

ESFRC offers FREE services to families of children with disabilities. Services are supported through funding from the California Department of Developmental Services. Services can be stand-alone or coordinated with Far Northern Regional Center, school districts, and other community service providers.

ESFRC services address concerns for children ages 0-3 and transitioning from Early Start to the school district. This program also works to connect parents and families facing similar challenges to promote social interaction, engagement, and support.

Our Early Start Family Resource Center offers the following:

  • Parent-to-parent support with outreach, information, and education resources for families of children with special needs.
  • Supporting parents/caregivers with the transition between Independent Family Service Plans (IFSP) from the Regional Center to the Independent Educational Plan (IEP) from the school district.
  • Opportunities for parents/caregivers for leadership, input, volunteering, and giving to enhance and support services for children with special needs.